Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples

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Faith, Mission & Values

Our Faith 

We believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.  

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. 

 

Our Mission 

Love God, Love others, Make disciples  

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself. 

Matthew 22.37,39 

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. 

Matthew 28.19-20 

 

Our Vision 

Making Church matter by growing disciples growing disciples in South Central Dodge County. 

Our Strategy 

Currently one in three Catholics are no longer connected to the Catholic Church. Our strategy is to creatively reach out to disconnected Catholics and Christians in the community with a fresh and relevant presentation of the life-changing message of the Gospel to make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. 

Our weekend experience is central to our strategy and the weekend message is central to the weekend experience.   Music, message and ministers work together to create an irresistible environment of energy and excellence in which newcomers feel welcome and want to come back.   

Newcomers are encouraged to come back.  Regular weekend attendees are encouraged to take the next step and become a member.  Members are challenged to take their next steps: serve in a ministry, join a small group, worship through their tithe or offering, support our missions, spend daily quiet time with God, and increasingly honor God in all areas of their daily lives. Members are also encouraged to invest in and invite their unchurched friends to our weekend experience. 

Our strategy is to try and meet each person exactly where they are in order to challenge them to take their next step. 

 

Our Values 

Worship  

We believe in Orthodox Christianity, as taught by the Roman Catholic Church. The Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our faith which we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant and creative ways.  

We value this “dynamic Orthodoxy.”  

Excellence in our worship honors God.  We value excellence. 

Discipleship                                                         

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. Our preaching and messages strive to break open the relevance of the Bible for our daily lives. Changing and growing into the likeness of Christ is not just greater knowledge of our faith, but doing what God’s Word says. We value life-change. 

Fellowship                                                                                                                       

We believe that our Baptism makes us one family in which we learn to love one another as Christ loved us. We strive to build a church culture through small groups where people are open and authentic, especially about their need to grow and change. We value doing life together.  

Service          

We believe that the Holy Spirit has prepared works for us to do that will advance the kingdom of Christ. We recognize God’s call on our church to serve both within our parish and also beyond: in our city, our country, and in the world.  In the service of the Lord we can always do more.  

We value that challenge. 

Evangelization 

We believe that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  We heed God’s command to share his name with the world. We look for the opportunity to invite disconnected Catholics and Christians to join us. As a church we want insiders to reach outsiders. We value growth.